Call from Mars

decide which sound we will broadcast from Mars to Earth

In March 2021 the first European planetary rover will land on Mars as part of the ExoMars mission. The rover's landing platform will carry 11 sound recordings (selected in this project) in the memory of a Czech scientific instrument. The sound recording that receives the most votes before the ExoMars probe lands on Mars will be transmitted back to Earth.

Sound recording detail

Music from Earth, to Earth

Author: Matteo Bosi
Country: Italy
Number of votes: 68
I think that music is the highest possible form of art that can unite all the people. Everyone can understand music, without need for any translation. I combined instruments I collected from many different countries, to ideally represent everyone on Earth for this project. On a technical side, the song has a very short digital silence, to measure the signal to noise ratio, and concludes with ocean waves: life comes from water, and its white noise can be useful to understand data transmission.
Words of the recording
I used instruments from Australia (didgeridoo), India (sitar), Peru (flute and charango), Russia (balalaika), Mexico (tun kuul), China (erhu) Italy (mandolin), Slovakia (Fujarka) an African drum, and an acoustic guitar.

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